Chateau Pape Clement – Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2016
Among the whites of the vintage, the 2016 Chateau Pape Clement Blanc is one of the most concentrated, deep, and full-bodied whites out there, offering up a red wine-like structure to go with beautiful notes of white grapefruit, Meyer lemon, crushed rocks, and exotic flowers. A blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Semillon, 9% Sauvignon Gris, and 5% Muscadelle, all from deep gravelly soils and brought up in 55% new French oak, this incredibly textured, pure, balanced white needs 3-4 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades or more.
Chateau Pape Clement is one of Bordeaux’s oldest estates with vineyards planted here in 1300 by Bernard de Groth who would go on to become Pope Clement V and give the property its lofty name. Today the estate is owned by food magnate Bernard Magrez who has invested heavily in the vineyards and the winery with the help of renowned consultant winemaker Michel Rolland.
The chateau is located close to other top Pessac-Leognan estates like Haut-Brion, Mission Haut-Brion, and Domaine de Chevalier and has 32 hectares of prime vineyards planted with around 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot as well as very small amounts of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.
Chateau Pape Clement
36% Sémillon, 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Sauvignon Gris, and 5% Muscadelle
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